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poll says 54% of americans believe gun control laws should be tightened up from 39% last april. the increased support swept across party lines, with an 18- point rise among republicans. nine in 10 people said the three favored requiring background checks on all gun purchases. defense secretary leon panetta expressed his support for gun control thursday during an address u.s. troops in italy. he told a group only soldiers need assault weapons. >> who the hell these ar armor piercing bullets except for you guys? i am a hunter. i have done duck hunting since i was 10 years old. i loved to hunt. i love to be able to share that doing with my kids, but, i mean, for the life of me, i don't know why the hell people have that an assault weapon. >> and the report says students in mississippi are being expelled and incarcerated for minor offenses due to harsh school policies that mainly affect youth of color. the report by groups including the aclu and naacp follows the filing of a justice department lawsuit alleging officials in meridian, mississippi have created a school to prison pipel
is a violent? >> there isn't. that is a great question. i was worried about the california law that the supreme court has ruled down, schwarzenegger, of all people, having been involved in violent movies committee wanted to ban the sale of what they call ultra violent video games in california. no one ever said what that was. if you were shooting aliens, would that account? who would decide what this was? my concern was that there would be publishing in the paper something like, this kid is restricted because, if you go into this thing here, it is violent. and it does not address in the real issue. use of research has not been done at the policy level. >> i think the nih and the cbc would make sense. -- the cdc would make sense. industry reach search, stand- alone, people would say that that's tainted. i think there is good stuff out there that can help parents and policymakers. >> you were at the meeting. how did they react? >> industry people were glad that there were not automatically being targeted. even if there were a link, as the vice-president said come it would be such a tiny amount co
president obama, a constitutional law professor and chief justice of the supreme court john roberts should have known like the back of their hands. but the mistake made for an awkward moment in the middle of a solemn occasion. the swearing in of the first african-american president in front of a crowd more than a million strong on the national mall. robe robert's flub was significant enough that the oath had to be taken again. the very next day at the white house. >> i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin wrote an entire book about this awkward moment in presidential history titled "the oath." did they need to do it, again? >> no one knows. >> really? >> to this day because the legal significance of the oath remains kind of a mystery. so, they just said, look, someone could file a lawsuit, someone could make trouble. we don't want to spend the first week, the first month of the obama presidency litigating whether he is president. so, let's just do it. it's slightly embarrass, it's slightly weird. we'll do
day. and doug mcelway with more from washington. >> harris, a change in gun laws after the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet realities. and rand paul is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban
. >> smith: were you ever contacted by anybody in law enforcement or the justice department? >> not until just recently. >> we are going to step up on the principle of one set of rules for everyone, equal justice under law. >> narrator: finally, in late 2012, the state of new york sued a wall street bank for fraudulently misrepresenting the mortgages they packaged and sold. >> very simply, we're investigating the misconduct of folks who caused the bubble... >> narrator: the man who brought the suit was new york attorney general eric schneiderman, co-chair of a new state-federal working group that included the department of justice, the sec and others. >> ...complaint for securities fraud against jpmorgan chase as successors to bear stearns and company and emc mortgage corporation. >> narrator: although the case centered on bankers' fraudulent and deceptive practices, no individuals were named. the suit was a civil, not criminal, case. >> smith: and you've alleged in the case of bear stearns that they passed these things on knowingly, intentionally, knowing they were bad? >> yes. we think
attempts ever by an american president to unilaterally implement new laws without the consent of the legislative branch. >> i actually think the president, he just doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment. >> there are certain things in his executive orders that are un-american. in some ways they're even fascistic. >> he's a tyrant. he hates the second amendment. and he's un-american. righties are up in arms over the executive action signed by the president of the united states. the president's biggest orders include the nomination of an alcohol, tobacco, and firearms director. he asks for a study on gun violence prevention as well as reports on safety technologies on stolen firearms. apparently, conservatives believe this is tyranny. today vice president joe biden detailed one of the major initiatives of the president's gun proposals. >> how do we make our streets and schools safer? with regard to our streets i believe and the president believes that cops make a difference. we're going to push again for another $4 billion in grants for the
threats or exactly how many law enforcement officers would be working during the inauguration. >> the secret service never talks about threat levels. i mean, i can say we have a lot of people that are assessing a lot of information. >> reporter: more than ever, cameras are being sed to pinpoint issues. and if problems are spotted by someone at macc, information can be pulled up here and police can be sent right away. >> if every law enforcement entity, we have 42 partners here. every law enforcement entity, every transportation entity, everybody that's got cameras, we're utilizing. so it's quite -- i don't want to estimate, but it's a large number. >> reporter: because of cell service issues last inauguration, these temporary towers have been erected. officials hope spectators will help them spot any issues by using special smartphone apps, facebook, and twitter. all eyes will be on social media. >> all of the agencies involved now have a very robust social media capability we'll be watching closely. we have created our own, so we have apps, mobile apps and a lot of things. >>
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equipment at the bridge, as possible contributor to the crash. >> law enforcement sources say a millionaire investor killed last november during a home invasion in monte serenmo was set up by an escort. >> this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news of the scene. sources say the escort tipped off to gang members to the house. 21 year-old deanglo alston, 21 year-old javier garcia, an 26 year- old lukis andersen has been charged with the murder of rvi kumra . both boston and garcia are known gang members from west oakland will form robbery crews and targeted homes and oakland and fremont. during the robbery, the victim's wife was also injured. police that have not released a possible motive in the incident. >> some of san francisco top city and law enforcement officials are meeting to discuss the tactics of the city's use is to address the costly vandalism at a three day conference. graffiti cost san francisco more than $20 million each year. back in the '90s san francisco created an anti graffiti task force and this is develop the database catalog the graffiti in the te
because you're in selling what my wife and i and brother and sister-in-law and my sister and brother-in-law are trying to do with our kids, instilling that had a service, making it second nature to but others first as chelsea's parents taught her. so my request to you today is to take advantage of the hundred plus organizations in this tent and on the small around this city that are out there to see if there is one where their mission matches your passion and consider serving our veterans as a small way of repaying the service that they have given to us. as my father said, helpless show -- help us show that the strength of our example as an example of our strength. plug in to do all they can to strengthen our nation. [cheers and applause] today, we can all and hand and do the same. and in doing so, we are working to make our great country worthy of our veterans service and their sacrifice. thank you and god bless our troops. [cheers and applause] your name?'s >> the president and first lady or at an elementary school in washington, d.c. where they participated in a community service project
: president obama, sworn in yesterday, promising to change the tax code, immigration laws, and act on climate change. good morning, everyone. we will spend the first part of this morning's "washington journal" on yesterday's inaugural address. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. also, send us a tweet, twitter.com/c-spanwj. post your comments on facebook, or you can e-mail us. journal@c-span.org. let me begin this morning, this is "the wall street journal," had line. "obama vows aggressive agenda." "he is looking beyond the fiscal battle set to dominate the coming weeks." and then a side story, an analysis. "the president is set to fight over a new to do list." "the inauguration was not only grayer, he sounded less like a man ready for lofty flights and more ready for ground battles." and then here is "the washington post," this morning. there had lyme, "we must act." -- there had line, "we must act -- their headline, "we must act." "the new york times," this morning, "a limitless vision." "speech gives quiet goals center stage." "our jou
state lawmakers about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook massacre meets for the first time. this morning, the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who were involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech shootings. they'll be asked to make recommendations on school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created last month by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> a fire forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. it broke out at a townhouse on empress way in bowie. chopper 4 flew over the scene. the fire burned all three floors. nobody was hurt. investigators think a problem with the chimney or fireplace caused the fire. >>> this morning we know a mother and daughter died in the house fire on manor road in falls church. this is cell phone video showing the fire burning the front of the house. neighbors say they heard an explosion, and two brief screams about 3:30 yesterday morning. the identities of the victims have not been released. we do know both v
>>> good morning. four more years. >> health care reform is no longer -- it is the law of the land. >>> united states conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >>> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >>> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >>> president barack obama, the 44th president, takes the oath of office to serve a second term. and we're here for all the tradition, pageantry and tradition "today," monday, january 21st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the second inauguration of barack obama, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from washington, d.c. >>> and good monday morning to you, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning from capitol hill. as you look at the white house there, now the capitol. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> beautiful sunrise in washington. no matter who you voted for, this is an historic day for th
is without exception probably one of the best guys that ever came out of the law swat school and that's why he's in this unit now. >>are you sure you made the right choice? >>absolutely, i know i've made the right choice. to have the camaraderie, the teamwork, the ability to work out and train on a regular basis, and just have that trust in your fellow man. i know i've made the right choice joining this band of brothers. (vo)the rookie is soon back under pressure. he's been asked by stadium officials to throw a t-shirt into the crowd. let's hope he does a better job than with his flash-bang. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. good to see you today. it is thursday, january 24. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv this thursday morning. bringing you the news of the day. from our nation's capital and our studio here on capitol hill, from around the country and around the globe. and big news today in his final act as defense secretary leon panetta will announce today he's lifting the ban on women serving in combat, a move that's long overdue, over 20,000 wom
this the day after rick perry said the solution -- rick perry says we don't need laws. we need to go to church and pray. so the party that prays the gay away now prays the ak away. >> stephanie: that's right. they say guns are absolutely essential in god's world. >> that's right. we have a well regulated militia, the national guard. the real bad guy here is james madison for weird writing. >> stephanie: that's enough of the organ. he said, this california lawmaker said guns are used an average of 3 million times a year. that's like 6,900 times a day. other people say it is only 200 times aday. whatever the number is they are used to defend human life. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: what? >> it's all to save lives. >> stephanie: defend our properties, our freedoms our faith -- >> our faith? no one is coming foryour guns. >> if you need a gun to perfect your faith, you don't have much faith. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: protect your manager scene. >> i think she might be a muuuslim. >> stephanie: he has also proposed a school marshall plan that will allow teachers in cali
. >>> a federal appeals court overturned an indiana law that banned sex offenders from using social networks like facebook and twitter. three-judge panel said theaid the law was unconstitutional and too broad. >>> the republican finds it's never too late to quit smoking. smokers typically lose about a decade of life expectancy but a new study found those who quit between ages 35 and 44 gain back nine of the years and those who quit before 35 gain back all ten years. >>> "the "san francisco chronicle"" say scientists created anti-hiv resistant pills for cells. >>> all right, we're starting out with plenty of clouds around the bay area some fog into the san jose area right now. some showers also showing up outside today so yeah, we're going to have a mixed bag throughout the day. know the a washout but you can see a -- not a washout but you can see a storm system bringing scattered showers in the south. throughout the day that will sweep further to the north. so a chance of scattered showers even as we head throughout the day today. 50s and low 60s for highs. a cha
the first mother-in-law walk through the marion robertson, ma leaand sasha obama. ma leais 14 and sasha is 11. they are dressed head to toe in jay crew. >> thank you for the fashion. >> i will be keeping up with the fashion all day. >> what do you look to in the past when you look at a second inaugural? >> i think it's another affirmation of the american system, have people out on the mall, see the president and the transfer of power and that's the glory of american system and that's what george washington brought, the first person to give up power, no one thought he was going to do it. even though it's a ceremony but it's a ceremony that is -- it bring's lot to our country and to our nation. >> is it one of those ceremonies, do you agree with beverly and richard that the second time in many respects, speaks more to what people's expectations are of their president than the first time. >> there's been an affirmation of what braun did by a majority of american people. and it turns out, a bigger majority than people thought. many people thought he wasn't going to win at all so this is, i
, thanks to moore's law, which is the law that drives everything in technology about making every 18 months becomes twice as powerful and half as expensive -- >> rose: the processing in computers and everything else. >> everything becomes cheaper over time. like if you made an automobile it would only cost ten cents today. but the notion is that now we've gone -- we've put the means production in the hands of the consumers and that means that they literally no longer need media companies or big companies. if they have something to say or something they want to create and it basically says people like you who have an audience, who have a brand, no matter how large or small can reach that brand in a way you never could before. you don't need someone else's permission. you don't need to observe the seven words no one can say on television. you can have whatever programming you wish. this is likely, i think, to result in some really important improvements in dail life for all of us. i thk itill be transformational in education because essentially this notion that we're going to dogmatically say
pretty much. he went to the best schools in the country, columbia and on to harvard law. he becomes editor of the harvard law review in a blind test. nobody knew -- there's no affirmative action here. blind test. you were the guy that had the best writings, the best research, the best scholarship to get the job. and then he comes back and instead of being a money grubber on wall street, excuse me money grubbers on wall street, he decides he's going to do something for his community where he came from. and then he runs for office, gets beaten by bobby rush and then he gets in a car and drives out to the burbs and lets them decide. >> michelle obama did the same thing. she resented princeton a lot when she got there but she channeled her resentment in a paper about the history of african-american women. the fact they worked within the system given the challenges that they had to have gotten to this place and to be the calming influence that they are i think is remarkable. >> calming, mosh care calm than. >> low bar. low bar. but with an inner fire though. you know -- . >> they proved
are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> in many ways, this speech was progressives. this is what we have been waiting for to hear for four years. the president is older now, and certainly wiser to the position about how washington works. but at least for today he will not let trivial politics derail the progressive course that this country is on. president obama looked out to the crowd on the national mall today and saw the full scope of america, young and old, rich and poor, black, white, hispanic, asian. he recognized the moment. he captured it. the mission he is charged with today is perhaps greater than his mission of four years ago. in 2009, he was of course there to lead us out of this economic tragedy that we were living in. in 2013, he needs to lead this country and make it the country that we all want to achieve. >> you and i as citizens had the power to set this country's course. you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape t
about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook moose kerr nt-- mast meets for the first time. the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who was involved in the aftermath of columbine and the virginia tech shooting. they will be asked to make recommendations on safety at schools, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created a month ago by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> it is up to the senate to decide whether congress should table the debate over raising the debt limit until spring. the house passed a bill yesterday that allows the government to continue borrowing money to pay bills without approval from congress through the middle of may. the white house supports the measure. some democrats oppose it. they say it prolong uncertainty about our economy's health. the senate could vote as soon as tomorrow. >>> this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. the fire broke out last night on empress way
stressful moments for the authorities. as a result, we have more than 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel, ready for this event. we have snipers on the roofs. we have biological and chemical units prepared to deal with whatever comes up. we have a high degree of surveillance. satellites zooming in on the mall, as well as hundreds of surveillance cameras, to watch potential suspects. as one official told me last night, we have no specific threat. but we have to be ready for anything, george. >> and i know they've been preparing for this for a year. they've been locking the buildings on the parade route. they've been locking the garbage cans on the parade route. repaved the road. they are taking no chances. we have an incredible team of presidential savvy with us this morning. i want a quick word from two of them sitting with us here. let's start with matthew dowd, contributor to abc news. you have contributed to a combine, as well. both sides of the aisle. what does it take for a president to take a second inauguration and make it soaring? >> well, it's a much different situation
law at u-c berkeley. yudof has been president of the 10-campus system since 2008. he oversaw some tumultuous times. including deep cuts in state funding and academic programs. sharp increases in tuition. and several rowdy on-campus reach up of 20- feet. this morning seven hostages and the latest in algeria. let's take a quick look outside this morning. let's check in with for your jonatha it is going to be cold. but. warm afternoon. monday, tuesday, the sunshine and mild conditions. there is a chance of rain in the forecast for wednesday. if you're headed out in the north bay. 29 in napa. the futurecast showing plenty of 50s at 10:00 a.m.. noon, 60s. indicated by the blue. for those headed out, expect clear skies. and 40's. as we start off in the south bay 66 in los gatos. santa clara. and a little bit cooler with 50s and 60s there. downtown san francisco, 62 degrees. mainly low 60s and there. the satellite and radar showing this high pressure. that is what is causing this sunshine. taking a look at your 7 day around the bay. the good news is that we are expecting warmer condition
and is planning to return to teach law. no word on his replacement: >>> more freshmen are applying to college. according to the uc campuses, an increase of 10.7%. also, latino applicants are the largest group of freshmen applicants. at uc berkley, more than 67,000 students apply. ucla received the most applications with more than 80,000 applications. >>> boeing is saying they will not build more dream liners until the investigation is complete. all of the dream liners were grounded until the investigation is complete. >> when they are released slowly, the batteries have a very good safety record, but if not, the batteries will release their content and have the potential for explosion. >> united is the only us airline currently flying the plane and is expressing support for boeing. now, one of the run ways at the san francisco national airport is closed today for construction. sfo will only be able to handle about half of the 60 flights an hour. the biggest impact will be on passengers flying within a two hour radious of the area. >>> there is good news for the passengers concerned about priv
will always get guns. doesn't mean you don't make laws. if that is the case you didn't make laws because people would always break them. according to gallup, 53% support president's on gun control. "time" magazine as 56%. there is great support in congress and senate at least among the american people for the president to do what he wants to do. martha: we have another poll we want to look at. it shows basically americans believe the most important thing is to protect the constitutional right of the second amendment to own guns. 51% say that. 40% say they think the most important part is to protect citizens from gun violence. just a quick thought on that, mark. we have to go. we have to break away to something live here. >> exactly. protecting americans from gun violence, the assault weapons ban doesn't do that we had assault weapons ban from 1994 to 2004. it expired in 2004. you know what happened? guns violence went down since the sought weapons ban expired. bill: the white house giving a bit of the theme for the speech. moments away in washington. martha: a major weather alert in part
taken law and twisted it into something unimaginable. >> reporter: a flogging in a public square this month. this man's crime, he dared smoke a cigarette. islamist militants setting an example for the hundreds of thousands in mahli still living under their rule. they work as truck drivers when militants overran the town the men were thrown in prison accused of stealing. after three months he says the jailers dragged them from their cells by their feet, tied turbines around their wrists and began to hack off their hands. i prefer dying to being like this he says. my hand hurts. high heart hurts. i only have god to turn to. so the man says the pain was terrible. it was the only thing i could feel. now they say unable to earn a living and they wander from house to house, their lives, they say are over. he was a radio journalist who spoke out against punishment. each time they want to do something barbaric i put out a call to people on the radio and they responded he told us. i denounced them he said. he was brutally beaten by armed militants can and left to die. he escaped to the ca
, then chicago fire and law & order. an all-new saturday night live with host jennifer lawrence at 11:30. jer rye the only goal for philadelphia. 3-1, pittsburgh, the final. >>> inauguration weekend is finally here f you've been around town today, you know. the roads and trains packed with people and organizers are very busy, too, making all the last-minute preparations before the big day on monday. good evening, everyone. we have everything you need to know to get you through this weekend. team coverage throughout the district tonight from the first inaugural parties to the forecast for all the festivities. but this inauguration weekend started with a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king jr. president and mrs. obama rolled up their sleeves today with 500 volunteers at an elementary school in northeast. vice president joe biden and his wife jill prepared care packages at the national guard armory for u.s. troops and first responders. on the national mall, a day of service summit just wrapped up a f few minutes ago. >> jim, darkness is set unwilling here now on the national mall. but tod
are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question, which is coming out of all of this is whether the president should fight for rational policy that he knows will not pass an irrational house of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're no
, connecticut has profoundly moved the dial on public support for stricter gun laws. the new poll finds that 54% of americans think gun control laws should be tightened in comparison to just 39% lass than a year ago. perhaps most heartening is the proposal by gun owners. a whopping 93% of people from gun-owning households support background checks on all gun purchases. and 53% of them support a ban on high-capacity magazines. but will public opinion translate into meaningful policy changes? as we have seen in the weeks since nowtown, not without a fiekt from the nra and the gun lobby. our next guest lee fong, contributing writer for "the nation," and he is here with the latest on what gun manufacturers are doing. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> when i see these numbers on guns, it's astonishing how much this tragedy has changed these numbers. >> this tragedy was unique, one because it was so horrific, but two, we saw a lot of political leadership that we haven't seen in previous massacres. with the shooting in wisconsin we didn't see
's three strikes law is a struggle pore inmates getting out early. many inmates who previously received life sentences are being released with $200 and little support. former inmates are not eligible for parole and did not receive services such as training and drug rehabilitation. they approved proposition 36 in november. it allows the inmates whose last crime was minor to be released if they don't pose a risk to public safety. >>> many jobs and programs are being saved thanks to governor brown's tax initiative. they no longer plan to get rid of all librarian positions. art and music teaching jobs are being saved. they need to implement five furlough days and increase the personal income tax on high income earners and increase the sales tax for four years. >>> this is raising questions about who will inspect the construction work on the first section of california's high-speed rail system. the current plan calls for whoever lands the contract, construction will also have to hire the inspectors. and they will report to the rail authority but the engineer's union said will could be a conf
and law enforcement officials here scattered among the crowds. there will be some plane clothed officers, bomb sniffing calls and there will be s.w.a.t. teams located in key positions along the parade route. there will be surveillance monitoring everybody here. there is no significant credible threat but law enforcement is not takenning any chances. >> they can't afford to do that. we look forward it talking to you in the next hour. coming up on a special edition of "this week" david ploufe looks ahead to president obama's second term and. co-chair eva longoria previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the excitement here in the bay area has to do with the 49ers game. abc7 news sports anchor mike shumann is in atlanta for today's big game and he caught up with some fans ready to see the niners take on th
. >> the will to change gun laws in the aftermath of the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet political realities. paul vowed to nullify the 23 executive actions signed last week. diane fine stein plans to introduce a new assault weapon and extended magazine ban. >> leader reed says he intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor. chairman lay sehey talked about having hearings right away. i think you will see action quickly. >> there are 20 democratic senate seats up for grabs in 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, louisiana, ohio, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assault weapons ban passed in 94 democrats lost control of the house all of which suggest compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect all of it to pass in its current form. there are elements that are absolutely critical. >> this is a moment we can do something about mental health about information sharing maybe about background checks and other things as well but it has to be a plan that works or other things won't get done. >> weapons bans won't be more effective
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and uphold our values through strengths of arms and rule of law. we will show courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peaceably not because we are 90 but because engagements can lift suspicion and fear. america " remain at the anger of a strong alliance. we will extend our capacity to manage a crisis and fraud. we will support democracy from asia to africa to the americans to the middle east. our interest and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope for the port, sick, marginalized, victims of prejudice. peace requires the advance of those principles. tolerance and opportunity. human dignity. justice. we the people declare the most evidence of sure that all of us are declared equal. just as they guided all those men and women we can not walk alone. our individual freedom is inexplicably bound for the freedom. it is our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers began. our journey is not complete until our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not complete until ou
the law. >> reporter: his was a law that called for changes. >> he clearly doesn't want to straddle centrist views anymore, and even when his positions are further to the idealogical left, i think this speech was a combattive speech. it was certainly, he wasn't holding back. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: he walked head-long into battles over gun control, climate change, facing a tattered economy, a second term both bold and bumpy. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to saact in our time. >> reporter: time like history that was fast advancing. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> that's when the president turned around and said he's not going to see this again. he wanted to take one last look at the crowds. some estimated 800,000 or so. we're not sure of the exact number, who were all there watching, staring back. president obama and the first lady honored reese chb
think he did. >> he's harvard two degrees -- >> so how could he so misstate the law on guns when in fact scalia and the supreme court in 2008 specifically said a woman in anacostia in a crack house next door could have a handgun? and also saying the president exploited this, could somebody tell him he's actually senator of a very large demographically changing state and not the spokesman for the tea party for, like, you know, the greater tea party, the greater houston chapter of the tea party? i was shocked. >> i was shocked too. frankly, because he seemed to be saying in the senatorial way, cruz, my friend and they barely know each other. cruz went after him over and over and over again. it was a very unusual performance by a freshman senator who doesn't seem to want to get along, wants to start a fire here. >> the problem is mika if this had happened in 2010 i'd say i understand the politics of it. the republican party i'm sorry, we have our backs against the wall. the president of the united states has a 52% approval rating. john boehner has an 18% approval
having arrived at the platform, greeting both of his daughters and his wife and mother-in-law. you see behind him, there is vice president biden, chuck schumer, chair of the inaugural committee is the first person we'll hear from and call proceedings to order. and then it unfolds like the greatest graduation ceremony ever. >> rachel, there's a moment when the new president takes over, like when reagan took over from carter, when the chief of secret service walks behind one guy to the other guy, it is pretty creepy. it is pretty creepy when you're the guy losing protection, but nicely enough, it will be the same guy there. >> jerry ford was the first president who upon leaving office from the inauguration of the new president, jimmy carter, decided to leave by helicopter, seen as a rather odd way to leave on the way, but every president has followed that tradition. it is a dramatic way to get out of dodge. also your last ride in marine one. >> you want to allow the indulgence just a bit. >> one of the things as yet undetermined for the second term is who exactly will make up the preside
and uphold our values through strength of arms and the rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can lift suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad. for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east because our interests and our conscious compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the magicalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes, tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declared today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. it is the star that g
are wondering what his legacy will be. could it be his new push for tighter gun laws or perhaps something else? we'll talk about that. >>> we've been taking a look -- ronald reagan's second inauguration remain the coldest on record, believe it or not, if you're keeping track. for that reason, they took it indoors. we'll be right back. >> i, ronald reagan, do solemnly swear -- >> i, ronald reagan, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully executed -- >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just
to be successful. >> we're going to make changes to gun laws. i think we'll do some on a national basis and we're clearly already starting it on a state by state basis. so i'm there is going to be a level of success. it's locked in and i think you have to put that into -- i know it's hard for what people in washington to think that something might actually be gotten done but it's going do happen. this newtown changed discussion and whatever is not gotten in the first round, eventually will be gotten because there's going to be more newtowns. we're so far extended on access to weapons of mass destruction that there are going to be other incidention. >> we were looking in the wrong place, right? >> right. >> who would -- you're right. they are here. you know? and when a disturbed individual can take two magazines, 30-round magazines, tape them together so he literally -- all he had to do was turn it around and get another 30 shots off and have multiples of those as you walk into a school, that's who we are right now and america's growing sick of it. and if we start to forget what happened in new
laws? immigration reform? fiscal fights? perhaps, but in the last couple of days he has relaunched the legendary campaign of his, the second term "obama for america" has become an action, and now joining us is bill from the think tank, and from the chicago sun-times, in the flesh, and this is nice and we don't get to do this often. but let me start with you, because i know you did some writing of the new operation, but how do you think that organizing for action can be without the president at the top of the ticket? >> well, because they have such great mailing lists and such very state-of-the-art social media and communications, and i think it is a very effective way of amplifying the bully pull p pit that president obama has and because it is independent of the democratic national committee and has no other goal except to support the president's agenda, this new group which is supposed to be meet iing as we speak at hotel in washington, i think that it can be a powerful amplification and support system for the obama agenda in the second term. >> do you think that this is also som
% of americans favor stricter gun laws. and the same poll shows the national rifle association with a higher approval than hollywood. >> the nra's had some good days and bad days in this. and actually that depends on how you look at it. even when the nra has a bad day. and the media is calling them too aggressive. that's a good day for the nra, that usually ends up working in their favor in terms of membership. >> joining me now is los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. it's great to have you with me this morning. and the president is going to have two very big opportunities to sell the country on his proposals about gun violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to g
to make it the law of the land and institutionalize it. the presidents hit by the curse. i mean, ronald reagan with the iran-contra scandal. bill clinton had monica lewinski. george bush, katrina. they seem to get unsettled and unraveled by a big event, often beyond their control. barack obama, we don't know what it may be. may be nothing but what he does have, he has at least a green chute to a better economy. he didn't have that four years ago. inherited one of the worst financial messes you could imagine. is that a significant help to him? >> think of second term dwight eisenhower. dealt with the little rock kri sis. nasa. a treaty with 12 countries to demilitarize antarctica. all second term. bill clinton, what he have been without a second term? not a big budget surplus and ronald reagan, i think iran-contra is overblown and historic gorbachev diplomacy and margaret thatcher said reagan ended the cold war without a single shot and the spth feeling good about the second term. he doesn't have the curse mentality. >> what are the priorities, what would you like to see the president fo
the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity, until bright, young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled from our country. our journey is not complete until all our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. that is our generation's task: to make these works, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every american >> brown: the broad theme for this inaugural was faith in america's future. the president closed his remarks by looking forward to the expected political battles. he urged both parties to work together for the good of the country but also called for citizens to hold the
that would last. immediately his mother-in-law was in the residence with them. it seems to be working quite well. pete souza, white house photographer in the background. >>> let's get to andrea mitchell on hill right now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning again to you. this is a panorama. these are the greatest seats where governors and senators will be seated. they will be escorted in a little bit. we'll be talking to some of them from their vantage point and you'll see democrats and republicans. if you pan out a little bit, you'll see well-known republican strategist standing next to me. four years ago, frank, you helped lead a group of republicans who were strategizing, including cantor, all the house leaders, strategizing on how to stop barack obama from achieving his goals. was that a signal of the obstructionism and partisanship that we experienced? >> this is really surreal that i would be standing next to you. i hope we don't lose the contract because of it. republicans did gather four years ago but it was kind of irrelevant. they lost the house, the senate, the white h
because we are a complete stranger. we are affiliated with law enforcement but our job is to try to build that rapport, try to put them at ease and hopefully be able to assist them and assist the case that we have going on. >> reporter: the operation's over before lunch. at least 50 people are take neen custody and 11 women freed. authorities call it a good day. >> this isn't the end to human trafficking. this is a worldwide phenomena and sadly it goes on as we speak. got to attack it relentlessly every, every day. >> reporter: as for the women rescued in this case, authorities know that they entered the country illegally. they also know that wasn't their fault. and investigators say that they will be granted a special visa which will allow them to remain in this country in they wish for the foreseeable future. martin savidge, cnn, savannah. >> authorities say they hope to free more women from this sex-trafficking ring as well as make some additional arrests. >>> in addition to his reputation, lance armstrong's admission could also have a huge impact on his wallet. you're going to meet th
a law they say is unconstitutional because >> we think these elections need to reflect the will of the people. we think the upcoming election is an absurd and futile. the government -- >> the government is not interested in reform. >> all the dead, constitution reform, nothing, they are trying to deceive the people. >> the muslim brotherhood says it will do nothing more than carry on with protests, demanding political reform. sources inside told of the conflict in syria prohibiting protesters who fear the country could ascend into unrest. >> elections cannot be held until a consensus is reached. that is why the muslim brotherhood calls for propose -- calls for postponing the election. >> the government believes the upcoming election will be a success. >> it is the people's right to go to the polls or not. >> protest movement has been slow appeared as much as people are angry at the governments they are not willing to take a risk that could push the country into an uncertain direction. >> coming up, global recognition for a south african painter turn the light into art.
anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we committed to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: foreign policy absent from his address, though he heralded the end of a decade of war, and touted the economy. >> the commitments we may teach each other, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. >> reporter: the president mostly refrained from partisan jabs but appeared to single out his former gop opponent mitt romney with this line. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. ♪ >> reporter: filling the air with patriotism, the voices of kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ >> reporter: there was a poem and prayers. as he left the front of the capitol, a nostalgic president turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> reporter: before the president gets back to work, he heads to the washington national cathedral for an interfaith service for prayers to be offered up for the country and the president. it's a tradition that dates back to fdr. soledad. >> dan l
. but in california, you have to return the ring if the wedding is canceled, under law. >> i support that law. i also support for those wondering about lindsay lohan, she posted a shot of herself with max george. the boy band singer. apparently the two are now dating or fueling the rumors. >> they're doing something. >> so that will end peacefully together in marriage. >>> and we also have some news to get to. and if any of you want a photo of rob and i -- >> why would you? >> we've been asking for this since i started over a year ago, a picture of the two of us onset a glossy that we could autograph and send to you. they just arrived yesterday. just in time. >> our crack pr department got right on it and a year later, there it is. and that's early on. >> that was one of my first couple of days on the job. because my hair is still long. >> we should put it on ebay and donate that 25 cents to charity. >> it would be 26 cents. let's make it even. >> we'll be back. >> you want one? >>> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for (1ñ >>> this morning on "world news now," star studded, the c
to be done with force, north korea says, not with words, as it, the united states, regards jungle law as the rule of its survival. so does this mean that north korea is going to start lobbying nuclear test missiles at the united states and, even more importantly, are they even capable of that? the truth is, last december, north korea had its most successful launch to state. it managed to carry a payload of 1300 pounds and travel about 6,000 miles or it is capable of that which would bring it to the coast of carolina. they say all they were trying to do was get a satellite into space. that's all this program was about. but intel general analysts say they don't believe it. they think the problem is, given time, north koreans could test enough and one day they could swap this out for a nuclear warhead. >> so if you combine, tom, that test with this latest message, does that mean that the u.s. will strike the mainland with a nuclear weapon? >> in a word, wolf, no, it does not. they really are profound. they have to look at the issue of re-entry. the simple fact that you can get a rocket l
journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> as part of his agenda, the president also focused on immigration reform and spoke at length about climate control. as the commander in chief exited the stage and began walking into the capitol, cameras were rolling as he paused to savor the moment. >> i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> nice little moment there. >>> joining us now, chief white house correspondent from "politico," mike allen. what's your overall take on the aftermath of yesterday? >> first off, where's my bloody? they offered me starbucks. >> you want a bloody mary? extra vodka in his, please. president obama saying what he's wanted to say for ten years. the president unleashed unabashed, unrestrained knowing that he has the high ground. republicans, very dispirited yesterday. they realize that any leverage they thought they had with this president going into the next couple w
headed a bus headed to d.c. yesterday and they will help with crowd control, and local law enforcement and the secret service tomorrow, and the soldiers say it's an honor to take part in the inauguration. >>> and new today, metro transit police are swearing in officers across the country that will help them with security tomorrow. >> the new recruits are coming from as far as way from san francisco to secure the second inauguration of obama, and seth is near where that will be under way. >> reporter: metro says transit policing is a special type of police work and that's why they invited 150 police officers from all over the country to help them with the metro crowds, and even houston, and atlanta and some from our own backyard and all the officers had to exchange their badges from their home turf to a special inauguration badge they will be wearing tomorrow. they watched a special thank you video from the president where he let them know how much he appreciates their hard work tomorrow, and they will be in training today to see how the system works and the emergency procedures. >> tra
ahead and enforce the laws on the books, they've been pushing for that all along and they like that and plus, it was a couple of weeks ago, where wayne lapierre was excoriated on the airwaves for saying how dare him coming out and saying we should have more police officers or armed personnel in the schools. and now the president of the united states, in his initiatives have suggested that as well to put some more school resource people in the schools. so, that goes along with the nra as well. >> brian: right now we're waiting for the swearing-in ceremony nor vice-president joe biden to get underway, they're running a little late and we'll bring it to you live when it happens, even if you're in the middle of at pocket chair ad. does this look like a threat? a five-year-old suspended fr kindergarten because of this? we report you decide. >> looks like a hair dryer. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan atto
go to commercial break, let's take a look. there you see the -- the president's mother-in-law. gloria, they will be making their way here to -- to the capitol. as the -- president's aides get ready to get in the various cars. what part of the white house is this? >> i think we are looking right now at the north door. the president has been attending a coffee with congressional leaders, with senate leader mitch mcconnell. speaker boehner and congressman eric cantor. i confirmed that. with each of their offices. a nice bipartisan tradition and good way to kick off a new term. those of you discussing he does not do enough socializing with leaders, here he is doing just that. he's been with -- the wives, vice president biden and his wife has been there as has the first lady. they will then head in the motorcade and make their way up here to the capitol where they will go into a hold for about an hour before the president speaks. >> senator john kerry arriving at the capitol. there's senator kerry. >> confirmation hearings. secretary of state. >> this is the entrance you see usually in the
and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: he pledged to tackle climate change and firmly defend entitlements like medicare and medicaid. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risk that make this country great. >> reporter: as well as reiterating one of his immediate priorities, gun control. >> our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet streets of newtown know they are cared for and always safe from harm. >> reporter: historians say there's a unique opportunity. >> there's a magical moment in a second term. it's elusive and moves fast but when presidents get it right they often make history. >> reporter: before he headed back into the capitol on monday, the president paused for a moment. you could read his lips. i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. that really was a striking moment yesterday afternoon. next month during the state of the union we'll hear more proposals. emboldened by a political victory, laying out what was a
's writing new law, that cannot happen. we struck down once, the court struck clinton down for trying this, and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. >> paul didn't specify which of the executive actions he thinks ought to be enacted rather by congress, or what other king-like actions the president might be considering. the president's top lieutenant of the gun control debate will address several hundred mayors about the issues and he'll do that in washington today. vice president joe biden said to speak at the u.s. conference of mayors just about four hours from now, when that happens, cnn will bring it to you live. the president of that group, that mayor's group is philadelphia mayor michael nutter. he's a big obama supporter and during an appearance before a u.s. house committee nutter slammed the nra for this ad that criticizes the president for not wanting to put armed guards in schools while his own daughters get secret service protection. mayor nutter joins me now from washington. welcome, m
delayed a credit default for four more months. yesterday house law makers voted in favor of the bill that will raise the debt ceiling. the move also defuses another fiscal cliff crisis next month. the bill now heads to the senate where it will likely pass. >> metro wants to make major improvements to infrastructure. keeping pace with gross could mean spending billions. >> we'll take a closer look at what's included in the improvement proposal. >> college football star and his fake online girlfriend. we're going to hear from manti te'o and how the same thing almost happened to a red skin's player. >> we'll check in with tucker and julie with an update on the messy morning rush hour. stay with us. 11 minutes after 7:00. i [ harry umlaut ] here we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt, how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuff!!" stage four: desolation. "it's gone!" stage five: anticipation "i guess i could always have anot
that and, you know he have vaded the law. >> will only manufacturers be banned from making them or will the distribution and ownership also be banned? then there's this. >> require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. >> it may be politically doable but problematic from a policy standpoint. right now about two dozen states don't contribute to the federal background check program on a regular basis and expanding to all private sales is a huge challenge, even if the government sets up an online application. >> to try and regulate that portion over the internet could be extremely difficult and complicated at best. >> another can of worms is preventing the mentally ill from buying guns. right now a court or a judge has to rule that a person is mentally defective before it's reported to the background check system. the question is, whether a lot of people with serious issues who shouldn't qualify are still able to get guns. >> many people do not go through the core process for any type of process for seeking mental health treatment or
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